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Fixing a poorly tiled shower floor

Hi everyone! My husband and I recently purchased a 1930s house that has a small second bathroom with a tile shower. The previous owners did the tile the job themselves, and they didn't slope the floor correctly so the water never fully drains out. It's all the smaller 1.5 inch tiles too, so it is also hard/impossible to keep clean (thankfully it doesn't leak).

I don't mind the tiled walls in the shower because the previous owner also tiled the floor and did a decent job with that, but I've never been a fan of tiled shower floors (I have a fraught relationship with grout!)--is it possible to just buy a shower pan and install it over the tile, even if I have to get a custom one to make it fit correctly? I'm a DIYer but I've never done tile before ... a shower pan is something I think we could handle. 

Open to other ideas too! 



Re: Fixing a poorly tiled shower floor


No. That is something that you would never want to do. Tear out the floor, do the job right the first time, and never touch it again. It will last for many decades if done correctly. Tear out everything down to the joists. I always kerdi board and all their products for wet locations. It is actually waterproof. Where all the others are only moisture resistant. They make floor pans that are already slopped correctly. Check thrier website for all their products.


Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC


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